Gifted North Port vocalist Yahaloma -- aka Yahaloma Ramos/Kimberly Thomas -- released her 16-song CD, “Beautiful,” this week (available on iTunes).
The top R&B and soul artist on local (Charlotte and Sarasota county) ReverbNation charts, Yahaloma has a musical lineage: her mother is international disco diva Evelyn Thomas; her cousin is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” singer Bobby McFerrin.
A recent addition to cover group The Crashers (which also backs her project), you can catch them—with her vibrant vocals, 8 p.m. Friday (July 9) at Fort Myers’ Sandy Parrott (239-454-4789).
Additionally, WC just released its 16-track CD, “On Fire,” available on iTunes and at shows (appearing 9 p.m. the first Friday and Saturday each month at Sarasota’s Cabana Inn, 955-0195).
Although it nearly disbanded late last year, veteran hardcore act Dis’Engage is back.
In fact, it’s now fronted by none other than Mizz Dollie Disaster (FacePlant).
Founder/guitarist Michael Smith (aka “Mike-Engage”) also seeks a drummer who’s non-drug-using, over 18, and has pro gear and transportation for the well-established group.
Also seeking a drummer is Bradenton experimental/ industrial project Grasping at the Shadow.
The band currently has guitar, vocals, bass -- and a violin player, and describes itself as “a handful of pissed-off kids from Florida.” Drummers, take note!
If interested, contact Daniel Avalle.
Another artist releasing music this week is Sarasota’s Bruce Wallace.
The former keyboardist for Eclipse, is a classically-trained bassist/guitarist, too.
Wallace releases his third solo work, “Before and After,” at a celebration 7 p.m. Sunday (Unity Church, 955-3301), which also features guest artist Mindy Simmons.
-- Send musings and news to firstname.lastname@example.org